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BOOK REVIEW: Starfell – Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale by Dominique Valente

- Short review - The second book in the Starfell series, this tale follows young witch Willow Moss and her grumpy kobold (who is definitely not a cat!) as she goes in search of her missing friend Nolin Sometimes.  It's a quest that finds her locked up in a mysterious tower, sailing in a copper… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Starfell – Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale by Dominique Valente

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BOOK REVIEW: Pages & Co : Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James

- Short Review - The second book in the "Pages & Co" series follows Tilly and best friend Oskar on a, pre-Christmas, trip to Paris.  It's not long though before they discover a quirky bookshop, owned by Gretchen (who was once the best friend of Tilly's grandma).  Whilst they have been told not to indulge… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Pages & Co : Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James

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BOOK REVIEW: Storm by Nicola Skinner

- Short Review - Frances Frida Ripley has an incredible birth story.  She was born, on the beach, in the middle of a storm and she's been raging about it ever since.  However if Frances thought her birth story was unusual her death story is even more extraordinary.  Having "persuaded" her parents to visit a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Storm by Nicola Skinner

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BOOK REVIEW: The Faraway Truth by Janae Marks

- Short Review - A heart warming story about Zoe who finds herself more alone than usual one summer holiday.  Whilst hanging around the house, she intercepts the mailman one day and finds a letter from her, biological, father.  He was sent to prison before she was even born, for murder, and she's never had… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Faraway Truth by Janae Marks

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BOOK REVIEW: The House on Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish & Kelly Ngai

- Short Review - When their parents have to go abroad to work, Hedy and Spencer are sent to stay with their Grandpa John, in his house of many secrets and surprises.  Grandpa used to be a magician but has become a recluse since his wife vanished into thin air, when a trick went wrong… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The House on Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish & Kelly Ngai

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BOOK REVIEW: Demelza & The Spectre Detectors by Holly Rivers

- Short Review - Demelza is a scientist, an inventor - she definitely doesn't believe in ghosts - she doesn't much like school either, but then who would with a miserable head teacher like Ms Cardinal.  When things start going bump in the night though Demelza comes to realise that her Grandma Maeve has been… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Demelza & The Spectre Detectors by Holly Rivers

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BOOK REVIEW: The Mask Of Aribella by Anna Hoghton

Short Review: Set in the magical location of Venice this book follows the coming of age of Aribella, the daughter of a poor lacemaker.  On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, whilst defending best friend Theo, she discovers a previously unknown power - she can conjure fire from her fingertips.  Cast out by the locals… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Mask Of Aribella by Anna Hoghton

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SHORT FICTION: The Horse and the Unicorn by Sophie Crockett

Olivia was a little girl who lived in a large old house in the country, the house had been in Olivia's family for generations but the best part was that it came with its very own forest, lake and beautiful gardens. Olivia's best friend was an amazing chestnut horse who was called Lady, Lady was… Continue reading SHORT FICTION: The Horse and the Unicorn by Sophie Crockett

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SHORT FICTION: The Bomb Squad by Avah Dodson

Alexa Kroshatt’s mind whirled with escape plans: injury, illness, blackmail. Sweat clung to Alexa’s forehead like a sticky Band-aid. She scrunched herself into a tight ball—like if she made herself smaller, she might be invisible. The soft, lavender comforter that was babyish but Alexa’s only protection from evil was thrown off. “Alexa,” a firm voice… Continue reading SHORT FICTION: The Bomb Squad by Avah Dodson

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BOOK REVIEW: Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson

Do you believe in Fae and magic? Stella lives on the outskirts of the Winterspell Forest, where there is mystery and magic. She has her Imp, Peg and her ghostly Nan for company; who try to keep her safe but Stella wants friends, to be a normal girl and that means going to school. So,… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson